Speedwell

Veronica austriaca subsp. teucrium 'Royal Blue'

Speedwell - Veronica austriaca subsp. teucrium  'Royal Blue'

Common Name: Speedwell
Genus: Veronica
Species: austriaca subsp. teucrium
Cultivar: 'Royal Blue'

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Good for wildlife, Good for a rock garden

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.30 m (30 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.40 m (40 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Blue
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: May & June

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

Slender flower spikes of brilliant sky blue on thin stems surrounded by narrow dark green toothed leaves. As this speedwell only grows to 30cm (12in) tall it is excellent for growing on rockeries and walls as well as at the front of a sunny well-drained border. The beautiful blue flowers are highly attractive to butterflies and bees.

  • Garden care: Remove faded flower stems in autumn. Apply a generous 5-7cm mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant in spring.

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